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Navalny's family is laying the opposition leader to rest after his death in prison

Mar. 01, 2024 02:59 AM EST

Relatives and supporters of Alexei Navalny are bidding farewell to the opposition leader at a funeral Friday in southeastern Moscow, following a battle with authorities over the release of his body after his still-unexplained death in an Arctic penal colony. His supporters say...

French president raised the prospect of Western troops in Ukraine. What was he thinking?

Mar. 01, 2024 00:32 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appeared isolated on the European stage this week after saying the possibility of Western troops being sent to Ukraine could not be ruled out, a comment that prompted an outcry from other leaders. French officials later sought to...

From nuclear risk to helping young families: Things to know about Putin's state-of-the-nation speech

Feb. 29, 2024 11:19 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday delivered a blunt message to the West, warning that it risks provoking a global nuclear war if it expands its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine. At the same time, Putin focused his 2-hour state-of-the-nation address...

Putin warns that sending Western troops to Ukraine risks a global nuclear war

Feb. 29, 2024 10:04 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fulfill Moscow’s goals in Ukraine and sternly warned the West against deeper involvement in the fighting, saying that such a move is fraught with the risk of a global nuclear conflict. Putin's blunt warning came in...

US adults fracture along party lines in support for Ukraine military funding, AP-NORC poll finds

Feb. 29, 2024 08:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia makes battlefield advances and Ukrainian soldiers run short on ammunition, U.S. adults have become fractured along party lines in their support for sending military aid to Kyiv, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ...

Everything you need to know about Russia’s 2024 presidential election

Feb. 29, 2024 05:12 AM EST

Russia’s 2024 presidential election isn't expected to bring change to the Kremlin. With most opposition figures either in jail or abroad and many independent media outlets blocked, the Kremlin maintains tight control over the country's political system. March's vote is all but...

Russian President Vladimir Putin starts delivering his state-of-the-nation address

Feb. 29, 2024 04:21 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin starts delivering his state-of-the-nation address.

The funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will be on Friday, spokesperson says

Feb. 28, 2024 14:00 PM EST

The funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died earlier this month in a remote Arctic penal colony, will take place Friday in Moscow after several locations declined to host the service, his spokesperson said. His funeral will be held at a church in Moscow’s...

Prominent Russian human rights activist Oleg Orlov gets 2 1/2 years in prison for criticizing war

Feb. 27, 2024 13:42 PM EST

A veteran human rights campaigner who criticized the war in Ukraine was convicted Tuesday by a Moscow court of “repeatedly discrediting” the Russian military and sentenced to 2½ years in prison. Oleg Orlov, 70, co-chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights group...

Deep divisions on Russia's war in Ukraine were evident at a meeting of 4 Central European countries

Feb. 27, 2024 10:23 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Four Central European countries are deeply divided over the Russian war against Ukraine and how to resolve the conflict, the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia said on Tuesday. The four post-communist countries form an informal...